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    Question Partial Derivatives-Chain Rule

    Let where



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    Guys, i have this problem from Partial Derivatives chapter-Chain Rule. I don't how to get started in this problem. plz guide me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMDil View Post
    Let where



    ?????? ??????


    Guys, i have this problem from Partial Derivatives chapter-Chain Rule. I don't how to get started in this problem. plz guide me.
    this is pretty much plugging things into a formula, assuming you knwo how to find partial derivatives.

    Note that W_s = \frac {\partial W}{\partial s} = \frac {\partial F}{\partial s} \underbrace{=}_{\text{chain rule}} \frac {\partial F}{\partial u} \cdot \frac {\partial u}{\partial s} + \frac {\partial F}{\partial v} \cdot \frac {\partial v}{\partial s}

    you want to evaluate these at (1,0)


    finding W_t is similar


    do you see how to apply the formula in this case? this formula probably wasn't the most efficient way to write it


    Note that W_s(1,0) = \frac {\partial}{\partial s}F(u(1,0),v(1,0)), now apply the chain rule, similar to how you did in single variable calc ...(differentiate the outside function, multiply by the derivative of the inside, etc, bearing in mind the first formula i gave. note that i used alternative notation. for example, \frac {\partial F}{\partial u} \cdot \frac {\partial u}{\partial s} means F_u \cdot u_s)
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    Thanks alot, it was like other problem that i done previously, i think it was the format of the problem that confused me, again thanks for showing me.
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